Through silence, the ideas we assimilate and the words
we hear, read, and speak gain meaning. They gain in
weight, accuracy, and truth. It is only in silence that one
is able to know what one thinks and so believe to be true.
There are so many different ideas presented to us in life,
even on a daily basis. How do we sift through these
impressions without silence? Do we even make an effort
to maintain it? Do we foster this practice in our children,
one of the greatest gifts we can give them? Habitual
periods of silence does nothing short of help one
understand life, choose a course, and stay on it. There is
nothing wrong with a little quiet time.